Family Law 15 Credits

First cycle, J0025N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Law and Legal Studies

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Legal introduction course 15 credits (J0046N) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim of the course is: To give fundamental knowledge of family law Provide training in judicial methodology and argumentation

Marriage law deals with the regulations of marriage, property rights between spouses, common-law relationships, and partnerships, division of joint property with divorce and death, division of joint property under existing marriages, and possibilities by means of contract to influence the internal legal conditions, support obligations, etc. Succession law focuses on the legal order of succession, specifically the surviving spouse’s right to inheritance in relation to other claimants. Furthermore heirs’ share in the legacy and secured rights to inheritance as well as advances in inheritance are covered. Parental law deals with paternity, child support obligations, custody, and visitation rights with parents and others. Questions of guardianship and society’s possibilities to, through social services and support from the Child Care Act, provide child care with and without parental consent, are also studied.

Instruction consists of lectures, group exercises and seminars.

Written exam at the end of the course. The instructor may decide on alternative forms of examination. Grading: Pass with honors, Pass, or Fail.

Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Maria Pettersson

Transition terms
The course J0025N is equal to IER609

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Agell, A. & Brattström, M. (senaste upplagan). Äktenskap Samboende Partnerskap. Iustus förlag.
Brattström, M. & Singer, A. (senaste upplagan). Rätt arv : fördelning av kvarlåtenskap. Iustus förlag.
Singer A. (senaste upplagan). Barnets bästa: Om barnets rättsliga ställning i familj och samhälle. Norstedts juridik.
Övningsmaterial, artiklar, rättsfall och annat material kan tillkomma och ingår då i kursfordran

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.